Tuna (singer)

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Tuna
Birth nameAltuna Sejdiu
Also known asTuna Sejdiu
Born (1985-07-14) July 14, 1985 (age 33)
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
GenresPop, R&B, hip hop, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2000–present

Altuna Sejdiu (Macedonian: Алтуна Сејдиу; born July 14, 1985 in Skopje), known professionally as Tuna, is Albanian singer-songwriter.[1] She has released two albums, and a number of singles. Her discography includes songs in Albanian, Macedonian and English.

Career[edit]

Tuna is the daughter of Shaban Sejdiu, an ethnic Albanian former Olympic wrestler, who had won bronze medal in two Olympiads (1980 and 1984) for Yugoslavia. Tuna started singing at a very young age, participating in various festivals. Her professional career began in 2002 when she competed in the talent search competition Play - Search For A Star organized by the Macedonian record label M2 Production.[2] Sejdiu was one of two winners from the competition, which resulted in the release of her first single "Najdi den, najdi nokj, najdi vreme" (Find a day, Find a night, Find time).[3]

Tuna later began to establish her career in Albania and turned focus to releasing material in the Albanian language. In 2003, she released her debut self-titled album Tuna, which was followed by her second album, S'ka me diktaturë (No more dictatorship), in 2006.[1] In June 2012, Tuna released "I Asaj" (Hers) which rose huge popularity on YouTube. Albanian newspaper Koha Jonë believed that the song would undoubtedly be a summer hit. She released in November 2012 her 6th Album titled N.E.R.D.[4] In 2012, Tuna joined X Factor Albania as a judge.[5][6][7] She is a supporter of the LGBT rights.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Tuna (2003)
  • S'ka me diktaturë (2005)

Songs[edit]

  • 2002: Ciao Machoman
  • 2003:
    • Piroman/Najdi Nok Najdi Den Najdi Vreme
    • 12 Muaj/12 Meseci
  • 2005:
    • Ljubi Ljubi (Ft. Tamara)
    • Ska Me Diktaturë
    • Psikologet
    • Testamenti
    • Bardh E Zi
  • 2006:
    • Forca E Femres (Ft. Jonida Maliqi)
    • Kiss Kiss
    • Hey Xhuxh
    • Asgje Ne Ket Botë
  • 2007:
    • Bileta
    • Hajde
    • Njo (Ft. Skillz)
  • 2008:
    • So Eden Zbor (Ft. Robert Bilbilov)
    • Inati/Prasuvam Bez Glas
    • Interesi (Shes)
  • 2009:
    • E boj nxet/Challenge (Ft. Vig Poppa)
    • Diten Ta Boj Natë (Ft. Meda & Geti)
  • 2010:
    • Vibe (Ft. 2po2 & Dafina Zeqiri)
    • Pse Jo
  • 2011:
    • Dyshemeja
    • E Para dhe E Fundit
    • Bebi E Vitit E Ri (Ft. Noizy)
  • 2012: I Asaj
  • 2013: Fenix (Ft. Cozman)
  • 2014:
    • Babe
    • MMV (Ft. Ghetto Geasy)
    • Pardon
  • 2015:
    • Nobody There
    • Holla (Ft. Cozman)
    • Knocks Me Out (Ft. Franques & Fatman Scoop)
  • 2016:
    • Dy Tima
    • Zemra Jem (Ft. Vig Poppa)
    • Bermuda
    • Duam
  • 2018:
    • Chonga

Awards and nominations[edit]

Dancing with the Stars

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Tuna" Winner / First Prize Won

Kënga Magjike

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 "Testament" Critic Prize Won
Producer Prize Won
2016 "Duam" Critic Prize Won

NotaFest Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2002 "Ciao Machoman" First Prize Of Jury Won
First Prize of Public Won
Best Lyrics Won
Best Performer Won
Best Stage Presentation Won
Arazhmani Prize Won
Best Orchestration Won
Best Composition Won
Best New Artist Won
Televoting Prize Won

Prive Klan Kosova

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 "Herself" Person of The Year 2013 Won

Top Fest

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 "Forca e femres (feat Jonida Maliqi)" Best Female Won
2007 "Bileta" Best Song Won

Videofest Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2003 "Piroman" Best Female Nominated
2005 S'ka me diktature Best Female Won
Best All / First Prize Nominated
2008 "Bileta" Best Styling Won
Best Promoted Video Won
Best Pop Nominated
2010 "E boj nxet (ft.Vig Popa)" Best R&B Nominated
2011 "Pse jo" Best R&B Nominated
"Vibe(ft. Dafina Zeqiri , 2po2)" Best Performance Nominated
2012 "Dyshemeja" Best Female Nominated
Best Pop Nominated
2013 "I asaj" Best R&B Nominated
Best Styling Nominated
Best Performance Won
Best Female Won
2014 "Fenix (ft.Cozman)" Best Collaboration Won
Best R&B Nominated
Best Styling Nominated

Zhurma Show Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2005 "Ska Më Diktaturë" Best R&B Album Won
"Psikologët" Best R&B Won
2011 "E para dhe e fundit" Best Video / First Prize Nominated
Best R&B Nominated
Best Female Nominated
2012 "I asaj" Best Video / First Prize Won
Internet Award Won
Best R&B Won
Best Female Nominated
2013 "Fenix (ft.Cozman)" Best Collaboration Won
2014 "MMV (ft.Ghetto Geasy)" Best Video / First Prize Nominated
Best Collaboration Nominated
2015 "Nobody there" Best Performance Nominated
Best R&B Nominated
2016 "Dy Tima" Best R&B Nominated
Best Female Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Altuna Sejdi - TUNA". Facebook. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Туна со нов спот и нов дечко" (in Macedonian). Večer. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ Aleksoska Nedelkovska, Sonja. "Избрани победниците на аудицијата "Плеј-потрага по ѕвезди" на "М2"" (in Macedonian). Dnevnik. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Tuna lancon klipin e saj me te fundit "I asaj"" (in Albanian). Lajme.shqiperia.com. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  5. ^ "TV Klan" (in Albanian). Tvklan.al. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  6. ^ Arber Sylejmani. "Tuna do ndez prishtinasit n'Tunel" (in Albanian). ORAinfo.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  7. ^ Arber Sylejmani. "Tuna pret propozime" (in Albanian). ORAinfo.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.

Instagram page http://instagram.com/tunasejdi

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